125A County Road 84
Santa Fe, NM 87506

(415) 990-9564 cell
(505) 455-9244 landline

ckahn@clairekahn.com

 

EDUCATION:

Stanford University, Department of Art, 1977, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design
Recipient of The Humanities Award

 

REPRESENTED BY:

Jewelry: Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Architectural Elements:
3form, Inc. Product Design
Panel system designs for contract and residential interiors

Graphics:
Poems Art Publishing
Poster art

 

WET, Universal City, CA, 1985 to present
Executive Designer

WATER INSTALLATIONS:
City Center, Las Vegas, Choreograph
Dubai Fountain, choreography
San Pedro gateway, Los Angeles Port Authority
PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA
International Monetary Fund Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Henry M. Bloch Fountain, Kansas City, MO
Carlsbad Company Stores, Carlsbad, CA
Barcelona World Trade Center, Barcelona, Spain
The Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
Lisboa Expo’98, Lisbon, Portugal
Istana Dural Hana memorial Museum, Brunei
Danamon Bank, Jakarta, Indonesia
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
Pinklao Retail Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Jewelry
Trade center, Bangkok, Thailand
Museum of modern Art, New York, N.Y.
Prometheus Plaza, Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y.
Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles, CA
Seto Ohashi Exhibition, Sakaide City, Japan
Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

COMMISSIONS:

Residence of Ron and Anita Wornick, San Francisco, CA
Paper construction installation

The City of Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills Water Treatment Plant water installation

The City of Beverly Hills, CA
Holiday street-scape banner program

Residence of Mark and Lisa Brandin, Portola Valley, CA
Paper construction installation

Sasaki, New York, N.Y.
Dinnerware, unexecuted

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, Palo Alto, CA
Six wall mounted paper constructions and three paintings for headquarters interior

Residence of Steven and Molly Dunn, Duxbury MA
Carved glass

Residence of Maxine and Ronald Lynde, Chicago, IL
Floating wall, paper construction and carved glass installation

Williams Sonoma, San Francisco, CA
Dinnerware

V’soske International, New York, N.Y.
Custom carpet for Museum Collection

Richard Meier and Partners, Westwood, CA
Water features for J. Paul Getty Center, Brentwood, CA

Residence of Charles Pfister, San Francisco, CA
Paper construction installation

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Design of exhibition for “2000 Years of Korean Art”

 

SKIDMORE, OWINGS AND MERRILL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 1977 to 1984

South East Financial Center, Miami, FL
Employee Dining and Executive floors, wall mounted installations, carved glass,, custom carpet, color and finishes

Lutheran Brotherhood Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN
Building exterior color and interior custom carpet and upholstery

Yanbu City Hall, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Building exterior tile cladding, pattern and color

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
Interior design of fabrics, color, finishes and custom treatments

Bank of America Data Center, San Francisco, CA
Employee lounge, wall mounted installation

 

TRADEMARK DESIGN:

Sayler Incorporated, San Mateo, CA
WET Design, Universal City, CA
WET, Sun Valley, CA
Onset, David Kelley Design, Palo Alto, CA
Stoecker and Northway, Palo Alto, CA
Kaplan, Mclaughlin, Diaz, San Francisco,CA
Heller and Leake, Architects, San Francisco, CA
China Moon Café, San Francisco, CA

 

FACULTY:

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Continuing Studies, 2008 –
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2004 – 2005

GUEST LECTURER:

University of California, Berkeley, CA, School of Visual Studies, Environmental design
University of California, Berkeley, CA, School of Landscape Architecture
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, Annual Forum on Design and Engineering
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Graduate School of Design
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Art Department, Basic Design
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

SPEAKER:

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, Society of Water Gardeners
American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington D.C.
agideas, 2013 International Design Conference, Melbourne Australia

 

GALLERIES AND EXHIBITS:

Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM:
Claire Kahn “Pattern + Flow”, 2012
Claire Kahn “Temptations”, 2011
New Artists For The New Decade, 2010

Museum of Arts and Design, NY, LOOT participant, 2013
Van Kampen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, NY
Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Knorr Gallery, San Mateo, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS AND BROADCAST:

“Claire Kahn Going with the Flow”, Andrea DiNoto, Metalsmith magazine, April, 2013
“Creating Exquisite Jewelry and Global Fountains”, Wendy Verlaine, The Woman’s Eye, May 2012
“Claire Kahn’s beaded jewelry exhibited at Patina”, Kate McGraw, Albuquerque Journal, July, 2011
“Las Vegas, Bellagio Fountains Learn New Dances”, Kitty Yancey, USATODAY, December, 2011
“The Magic behind The Bellagio Fountains”, USATODAY, December, 2011
“Water Music”, John Seabrook, The New Yorker magazine, January 11, 2010
“An Island of Sanctuary in the Traffic Stream”, The New York Times
“The Fountains of Bellagio”, Architecture West
“Port Beautified by San Pedro Fountain”, KABC-TV Los Angeles
“Formal Abstraction of Kahn At Knorr”, San Mateo County Times
“Paper, Color and Light”, San Mateo Daily Journal
“Skyscraper Project”, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Expressive Waters: The Work of WET Design”, Land Forum, Issue 9
“Fountains, Splash and Spectacle” Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Rizzoli Publications
“Special Issue on WET Design”, World Architecture Review